So I'm writing another history paper (actually this is me procrastinating)...but I just wanted to share how much more INTENSE (I feel) these pieces become when they are compared to one another. By they way the colors are awful in these reproductions..
Egon Schiele's Female Nude 1910
Lucian Freud's Naked Girl 1966
They have very similar compositions and even expressions of the models, rendered so differently with Schiele's loose gestural line and splotchy watered down paint marks and Freud's thick juicy application of oil. But yet rendered so similar when comparing the areas of solid color placed next to another hue of solid color. Both artist allow their painting tools to speak as they touch and form the volumes of these figures. They each have this wonderful essence of personality and raw nonchalant nakedness...
They both evoke such simultaneous contradicting expressions. All at once I feel an intense rush mixed with a blanket of calm.
Now...lets write that into a 6 page paper! YEAH